About Us





About Us

In 1970 Andrew Jaworski represented MTL Instruments Group Plc in South Africa, and because of its popularity and successful sales among the various industries, Andrew formed Extech Safety Systems in the August of 1987. In 1989, K V Dahya joined Andrew to assist him with sales and promotion of the MTL products.

Extech Safety System’s primary activity was to assist and serve the market place and the industries that required instrumentation for hazardous areas, especially intrinsic safety. Extech supplies Intrinsically Safety & Ex Products for Hazardous Areas. IS zener barriers & galvanic isolators for IS interfaces; IS Android cell phones and Android / Windows tablets; cameras etc.

Extech have also represented BEKA in South Africa for over 20 years. BEKA’s products complement MTL’s products by offering displays in the Hazardous Area.

In 2003, Temperature Controls (Pty) Ltd became second agents for MTL for Surge Protection, Fieldbus and Process IO products. In March 2005 the directors of Temperature Controls (Pty) Ltd, Les Friend and Andy Brown, bought Extech Safety Systems when Andrew retired.

The staff of Extech Safety Systems moved to Temperature Controls’ premises and the two companies joined forces. In 2006 Extech Safety Systems changed from a CC to a Pty Ltd. In 2014 when KV Dahya retired after over 30 years of service.

After 18 years as a Director & shareholder of Extech, Andy Brown retired from Extech.
The proud and hard-working staff of Extech Safety Systems (Pty) Ltd are

Managing Director – Gary Friend – 083 309 8200
Financial Director – Les Friend
Financial Manager – Chandrika Vallabh
Operations Manager – Jackie De Araujo
Technical Support – Ian Fourmy
Admin Support – Doreen Sitati

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Extech Safety Systems is rated a level 4 contributor under the Qualifying Small Enterprise Scorecard.
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Extech sister company Haz Expertise (www.hazexpertise.co.uk) in the UK supply countries in the rest of Africa